Brkic - Zelcic

2000


1... Kh5??

Brkic-Zelcic Bizovac 2000 1...Kh5 is a catastrophic mistake.

1... Kh6! is much better and should lead to a draw: 2. Kg4! (2. Kxf4 Kh5 3. Ke3 g5 4. Kf3 Kh6 5. Kg4 Kg6=) 2... g5 (It's easy for Black to go wrong: 2... Kg7 3. Kxh4 g5+ (3... Kf7 4. Kg4 g5 5. Kf5 Kg7 6. e5 fxe5 7. Kxg5) 4. Kg4 Kg6 5. h4) 3. Kf5 Kh5! (3... Kg7 4. e5! fxe5 5. Kxg5) (3... Kh7 4. e5! (4. Kxf6?? g4 5. hxg4 f3 6. gxf3 h3 7. g5 h2 8. Kf7 h1=Q) ) 4. Kxf6 g4 5. e5! f3 (5... Kh6 6. hxg4 (6. e6?? f3 7. gxf3 gxf3 8. e7 f2 9. e8=Q f1=Q+ 10. Ke7 Qe2+ 11. Kf7 Qxe8+ 12. Kxe8 Kg5) 6... h3 7. g5+ Kh5 8. e6 hxg2 9. e7 g1=Q 10. e8=Q+ Kh4=) 6. hxg4+ Kxg4 7. gxf3+ Kxf3 8. e6 h3 9. e7 h2 10. e8=Q Kg2!!= (10... h1=Q? 11. Qa8+)

2. Kxf4 Kh6 3. Kg4 Kg7 4. Kxh4 Kf7 5. Kg4

The devil is in the detail

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